by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 183rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 198thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 225th
The Herpetological Empire of
New York Times Democracy
I took a calculated risk, but boy am I bad at math.
Emperor Kraah
Communications Officer
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population45.818 billion

CapitalPalaai City
LeaderEmperor Kraah
FaithOrder of Rraag

AnimalSwamp Newt

The Herpetological Empire of Sakkra is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Kraah with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful population of 45.818 billion Sakkrans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Environment is also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palaai City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Sakkran economy, worth an astonishing 15,934 trillion Teeth a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 347,770 Teeth, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Artists attempt to convince the Hardship Fund that their unmade bed is a masterpiece, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, builders across Sakkra are blocked up with orders for new public loos, and monocled merchants with funny accents are applying for Sakkran citizenship in droves. Crime is totally unknown. Sakkra's national animal is the Swamp Newt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Order of Rraag.

Sakkra is ranked 288,239th in the world and 10th in The Vast for Fattest Citizens, with 0.96 Obesity Rate.

Largest Populations: 183rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 198thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 225thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 235thLargest Publishing Industry: 247thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 257thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 259thHighest Economic Output: 289thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 437thHighest Disposable Incomes: 444thSmartest Citizens: 493rdMost Cultured: 745thLeast Corrupt Governments: 780thHealthiest Citizens: 823rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 830thMost Developed: 997thHighest Food Quality: 1,029thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,066thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,126thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,128thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,159thBest Weather: 1,193rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,500thHighest Average Incomes: 1,822ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,962ndTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3,376thRudest Citizens: 3,661stMost Efficient Economies: 4,557thMost Inclusive: 4,802ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,292ndMost Secular: 6,753rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,903rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,260thSafest: 7,359thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,100thLowest Crime Rates: 11,703rdTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,314thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,218thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,706thMost Pacifist: 21,910th
Best Weather: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sakkra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments, Highest Economic Output, Most Scientifically Advanced, Highest Average Incomes, and Most Developed.
  • : Sakkra's influence in The Vast rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Sakkra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Survivors.
  • : Sakkra's influence in The Vast rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Sakkra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Sakkra's influence in The Vast rose from "Nipper" to "Vassal".
  • : Sakkra relocated from Osiris to The Vast.
  • : Sakkra was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Sakkra ceased to exist in The Vast.
  • : Sakkra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.